Saturday, February 12, 2011

Greeting Card Valentine

This week's challenge at colourQ has very pretty colours:

Just Add Ink have challenged us to Just Add Love.

So I took both these challenges and here's the result.

It was fun make the Top Note Quilt - my poor neglected sewing machine was dragged out to do the stitching.

Thanks for visiting,


Card Recipe - all Stampin'Up! unless noted:

Stamp Sets: I Heart Hearts, Greeting Card Kids, Elements of Style, Short & Sweet

Inks: Versamark, Pretty Ink Pink, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake

Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pretty In Pink
DSP - Peach Parfait Patterns Collection & Bella Rose
Other/Accessories: Blender Pen, Pretty In Pink Ribbon, Adhesive Rhinestone, White Embossing Powder, Whispher White Button, Non-SU: Cotton, Machine, Thread,

Punches: 2 Step Bird, 1 1/4 Inch Circle, Scallop Circle, Modern Label, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Word Window, Corner Rounder - non SU

Friday, February 11, 2011

Colour RoundUP Color Challenge #21

I saw this challenge this morning and immediately knew exactly which stamps I was going to use - in fact it only took about 15mins from start to finish & I used all the scraps lying around. Finally made a masculine card!
Here's a closer look:

Thanks for stopping by.


Card Recipe:

Stamps: Extreme Elements, Extreme Guitar, Punch Bunch

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whispher White
Accessories/Other: Scallop Square Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Brads, Twine.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Finally taken the plunge & moved....

It wasn't as hard as I thought to change from Typepad to Blogger. I've been envious of all the customisation that can be done on Blogger, and it's free - so whilst I didn't hate Typepad it became time to move.

I found moving all my posts across surprisingly easy. I've yet to do all the Customisation - headers, backgrounds etc, so it's pretty simple for now.

It has taken away from my play time today though.

Maybe tonite after all the chores are done.

Hope you are having a fabulous day.


Monday, February 7, 2011

colourQ challenge #70

I was realy hesitant when I saw the colours this week:


but as I began to play I realise that I LOVE them!  That's the best part about these challenges they make you step out of your comfort zone & you find yourself discovering fab new combos etc.

I really wanted to make a card with Ice-Creams or Chocolate - mmm Strawberry Cream Chocies.  Didn't have anything remotely like it so here's my card for this challenge. 

ColourQ70 front

I'm a sucker for PINK and Birdies so I course I love this card. LOL 


Thanks for visiting - have a great day!



Card Recipe - All Stampin'Up! Unless noted


Stamps: Sweet Summer, Happy Together, Life Definitions, Tiny Tags

Inks - Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Cameo Coral,

Cardstock/DSP: Blushing Bride C/stock, Very Vanilla C/Stock, Early Espresso C/Stock, Poppy Parade DSP

Other: Crochet Trim - Victoria, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Sizzix Square Scallop Die, Brad, Vintage Trinkets, Poppy Parade Ribbon, Clips Assortment, Sponge.


Color Throwdown # 127

This weeks challenge at color throwdown is:


Here's my card:

  Color Throwdown 127


I really struggled - this card has had so many metamorphasis 's LOL.  So many stamp sets were used in it's creation to finally only showcase a sentiment from flight of the Butterfly.  Still it's a sweet card & was able to use a scrap of crumb cake that I'd previously run through a friends Elegant Lines Embossing Folder.  Gotta love using those scraps in the basket. 

Happy Stamping!



Card Recipe - all supplies Stampin'Up! unless noted.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly

Cardstock/DSP: Crumb Cake, So Saffron DSP, Early Espresso, Bashful Blue DSP & C'stock.

Inks: Early Espresso

Other: Beautiful Butterflies, Adhesive Rhinestones, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, So Saffron Ribbon, Pinking Hearts Border Punch.

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #56

Here's the color challenge for this week:

  Makeesha Colour Challenge 56


and here's my entry. 

  Inkspirations Challenge 56

Love the elegant combo of these colours.  The card didn't exactly come out the way I imagined but I do love the Cobbler Rose & Antique Brad surrounded by the black leaves. 

Inkspirations Challenge 56 close


Good to be used neglected toys too. 



Card Recipe:

Stamps - Sincere Salutations

Ink - Basic Black

Cardstock/DSP:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP

Other: Little Leaves Sizzlit, Floral Fusion Sizzlit, Antique Brad, Lots Of Tags Sizzlit, Moderna Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Black Brads.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wow - I'm a colourQueen!

What a wonderful surprise I've been crowned a ColourQueen! for my entry for CQC #69 - refer this blog entry

Thanks so much for this honour!  Part of this is being able to display this badge:



Please click on this badge to see all the other amazing entries to this challenge, and to see this weeks challenge - love those pinks & chocolate.

Love Corinna